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Global Perspectives on Indigenous Peoples' Forestry: Linking Communities, Commerce and Conservation

Event Overview

Global Perspectives on Indigenous Peoples' Forestry: Linking Communities, Commerce and Conservation

June 04, 2002 - June 06, 2002

Vancouver, Canada

Organized by:

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Forestry, Forest Trends, the UBC First Nations House of Learning, Iisaak Forest Resources, Ecotrust Canada, the National Aboriginal Forestry Association and the Native American Forestry Program of Northern Arizona University

Co-Chaired by:
Bill Bourgeois, Vice President, Lignum Ltd. and Garry Merkel, R.P.F Chair UBC Faculty of Forestry First Nations Advisory Council





Resources


The Status and Future of Indigenous People's Forestry: Global and Regional Perspectives

Beyond Treaties: Lessons for Community Economic Development
by Miriam Jorgensen, The University of Arizona



Issues and Opportunities for Indigenous Forestry in Canada
by The National Aboriginal Forestry Association and Harry Bombay, NAFA, Canada



Making Markets Work for Forest Communities: New Deals, New Opportunities

Building Indigenous Enterprises and Marketing Products

Is Community Forest Management Sustainable: Perspectives from Quintana Roo, Mexico
by David Bray, Chair and Associate Professor Environmental Studies Department, Florida International University



Yakama Forest Products
by Chris Ketcham, Operations Manager, Yakama Forest Products Sawmill, Yakama Indian Tribe, US



Experiencia de Organizativa Indígena en la Comercialización
Levi Sucre, Coordenadora Indígena Campesina de Agroforesteria Comunitaria -
Indigenous Peasant Coordination for Community Agroforesty (CICAFOC) representative, Costa Rica



Indigenous and Traditional Community Enterprises: an Experience in Peten, Guatemala
by Carlos Soza, Director of Bio Itza, Petén Guatemala



Indigenous Community Enterprise Integration and Product Promotion: The Experience of Community Forest Enterprises in Mexico
by Ricardo Ramírez, Union de productores Forestales Zapotecas-Chinantecas-Zapotec and Chinatec Forest Producer Union (UZACHI), Oaxaca, Mexico and
Nicolás Aguilar, Union Nacional de Organizaciones de Forestería Comunitaria - National Union of Social Forester Organizations (UNOFOC), Mexico


Structuring Joint Agreements - The Mechanics of Successful Joint Ventures

Heart and Mind: Small Business Perspective
by Paul Fuge, Sylvania Certified, United States



Proposal for Environmental Services of Oaxaca: Building Bridges Between Urban and Rural Worlds
by Francisco Chapela, Estudion Rurales y Asesoría Campesina A.C. (Rural Studies and Peasant Consulting Services), Oaxaca, Mexico



Structuring a Joint Venture: Understanding the Lawyer's Role
by Caroline Findlay, Business Forestry at Blake, Cassels, and Graydon, LLP British Columbia, Canada



Experience Sharing on Watershed Interventions on Nomadic and Marginal Groups in Punjab, India
by A.S. Dogra, Project Director of Integrated Watershed Project Hills, and
Jitendra Sharma, Participator Supervisor and
                   Surinder Singh Pathania, Watershed Directorate of Punjab State in India


Investor Perspectives: Criteria and Issues in Supporting Indigenous Forestry Projects

Global Environment Fund and Global Forest Products
by John Earhart, Chairman, Global Environment Fund, United States



GMO: Criteria and Issues for Supporting Indigenous Forestry Projects
by Michael Clasby, Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co., Renewable Resources LLC, United States



Production Unit for Forest Management of Pueblos Mancomunados
by Israel Santiago, Pueblos Mancomunados, Oaxaca, Mexico



Forestry Investment in the Developing World– a 30 year Perspective
by Peter Massey, Director of Greenstar Resources PLC, Xylem Investments, Inc.



Business Experiences in Company - Community Partnerships

Puertas Montealban's Experience with Communities and Current Work
by Juan Jose Martinez Reyes, Puertas Montealban, Mexico



Sustainable Forest Management – A Real Option for Social Recovery in the Region of Northeastern Antioquia, Colombia
by Alfonso Uribe, FEDEMADERA, Colombia



Building on Indigenous Governance to Establish Effective Business Enterprises

Menominee Tribal Enterprises
by Bill Schmidt, Director of Marketing, Menominee Nation, Menominee Tribal Enterprises, United States



Indigenous Community Enterprise Integration and Product Promotion: The Experience of Community Forest Enterprises in Mexico (Mexico)
by Ricardo Ramírez, Union de productores Forestales Zapotecas-Chinantecas-Zapotec and Chinatec Forest Producer Union (UZACHI), Oaxaca, Mexico

Nicolás Aguilar, Union Nacional de Organizaciones de Forestería Comunitaria - National Union of Social Forester Organizations (UNOFOC), Mexico


Entrepreneurial Activities of Forest Village Communities and the Facilitating Role of the Forest Department
by Sri Gottumukkala Srihariraju, non-tribal president of village institution of Rebaka., Forest Department State of Andhara Pradesh, India



Institutional Mechanisms Established in Local Communities for Self-generated Financial Support to Manage Forest Resources Sustainably
by Jyotsna Sitling, Deputy Director of integrated Watershed Project Hills2, and Ms. Ramendri Devi, Watershed Directorate, State of Uttaranchal, India



Reforming Policies and Legal Frameworks

U.S. Forest Service’s Tribal Government Program
by Ronald L. Trosper, Northern Arizona University, United States



Towards Expanded Property Rights of Local Communities over Forest Resources in Nepal: Lessons and Strategies
by Bhishma Subedi, Executive Director, Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources (ANSAB), Nepal



Experiences Providing Technical Support Services: The Role of Business Incubators and Technical Assistance Organizations

Biocomercio Program
by Aurelio Ramos, Alexander von Humboldt Institute



Looking Forward: Policy Lessons and Innovations

Alberto Cárdenas Jiménez, Commissioneer of Comisión Nacional Forestal (National Forest Commission - CONAFOR), Mexico

Policy Reforms and Innovations on Community Forestry: Philippine Experience
by Victor O. Ramos, Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Philippines



Policy Lessons & Innovations in Canada
by Peggy Smith, National Aboriginal Forestry Association and Monique Ross, Canadian Institute of Resources Law, Canada



Global Forests in Transition: Challenges and Opportunities

Global Forests in Transition: Challenges and Opportunities for Communities, Commerce and Conservation
by Gary Bull, Faculty of Forestry University of British Columbia, Canada and Andy White, Policy and Market Analysis, Forest Trends, United States

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